New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2017. 7.375 x 10.5 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 384 pages. "In this lavishly illustrated study, Margit J. Smith uncovers the largely untold story of a very different model of medieval book use: she has written the definitive account of the 'girdle book', a small, portable volume designed for quick access and consultation. ...In this intriguing study, Smith helps us to see the book as a mobile commodity long before... READ MORE about THE MEDIEVAL GIRDLE BOOK.
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